Shoe Review: OOFOS Recovery Sandals
Slide into something comfortable with OOFOS recovery sandals.
You’ve likely seen OOFOS recovery sandals on the feet of fellow athletes after races, workouts and gym sessions. OOFOS sandals are made with soft, squishy foam and generous arch support to cradle your feet and relieve pressure on your joints. Plus, they’re available in a variety of comfortable styles and spiffy colors.
Fleet Feet reviewers tested the OOFOS OOahh Slide, the OOFOS OOlala Sandal and the OOFOS OOriginal Sandal. Here’s what you can expect when you slide into a pair of OOFOS.
OOFOS Foam Absorbs Impact
Most running shoes provide energy return with each step, helping you pop back off the ground into your next stride. But when you’re done running, you want to sink your feet into something soft. OOFOS recovery sandals feel like pillows, cushioning your feet and cradling your arches the moment you slide into them.
“Wow. Just wow. There’s a lot going on under the surface with these shoes because they do not at all feel like your normal rubber. I really like them,” Nate says.
OOFOS recovery sandals use proprietary OOfoam technology to absorb impact and reduce stress on your feet, ankles and other joints. OOFOS says their closed-cell foam absorbs 37 percent more impact than traditional EVA foams. More impact absorption leads to less wear and tear on your body, keeping your feet and legs feeling fresh.
“These are by far the most comfortable sandals I’ve ever worn. I can never go back to wearing other sandals again after trying these. I always make sure to bring these along to races so I can slip them on after I finish – it’s a much needed relief after pounding the pavement for hours at a time,” Caroline says.
Patented Footbed Supports Arches
All OOFOS sandals use the same patented footbed that cradles your arches for a soft yet supportive fit.
The arch support provides stabilization while standing and walking, meaning your feet don’t have to work as hard during these movements. This helps you recover faster from tough runs and training sessions so you can get back to performing at your best.
“The arch support is subtle but definitely noticeable and helps my feet feel less fatigued after a long run or tough workout,” Caroline says.
Both the OOFOS slides and the sandals feature the same OOfoam technology and patented footbed, offering the same luxuriously comfortable fit. All you have to do is choose your preferred style.
“OOfos sandals always feel good, but their shining moment is when you first put them on after wearing anything else, or even after going barefoot. When my feet or legs are tired, it feels so good to put on my Oofos,” Kate says.
Because OOFOS doesn’t make half sizes for their recovery sandals, you’ll have to go up or down a half size depending on the shape of your feet. A good rule of thumb is to go up to the closest full size for men and down to the closest full size for women, but this will depend on the shape of your unique feet. If you’re unsure about the shape of your feet, get fit at your local Fleet Feet.
Comfortable Styles are Perfect for Relaxing
Whether you’re hanging around the house or running a full day of errands, OOFOS recovery sandals are your new best friend. They offer reliable support for your feet while remaining lightweight and easy to pair with any outfit or occasion.
“I have been wearing OOFOS for just over three years now. I love that they have different styles that all have a similar, amazing feel, but give you a chance for a different look,” Kate says.
With multiple colors to choose from, you can easily find a pair that suits your style. Plus, the waterproof materials are perfect for wearing to the pool, the beach or jumping in the shower after a sweaty gym session.